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Center for Supply Chain Management to conduct key healthcare survey

 

May 09, 2012

MILWAUKEE – The Center for Supply Chain Management in Marquette University’s College of Business Administration and the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management, in collaboration with Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC, are conducting a 2012 National Healthcare Executive Survey on Supply Chain Management. The survey is intended to gauge hospital executives’ perceptions of the importance of supply chain management within their organizations, particularly related to economic conditions and changes in health care, as well as developing issues and trends in the field.

Survey results will provide valuable insight into the perceived importance and impact of supply chain management strategies and initiatives, and guide executives in the development of their own strategic plans and courses of action in order to optimize their organization’s supply chains. The online survey will be distributed to hospital chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers, and healthcare supply chain leaders.

“As one of the top university centers for supply chain management in the nation, we’re uniquely positioned to help AHRMM with this important survey,” said Dr. Mark Cotteleer, associate professor of management in the College of Business Administration. “Further, it will give our students a hands-on, applied learning experience and expose them to the growing importance of supply chain management in health care.”

“Given the importance of the role of supply chain in health care, it is essential to examine the opportunity for growth and improvement within the field. The National Healthcare Executive Survey on Supply Chain offers such an opportunity,” said AHRMM President Bev Slate. “This is a tremendous opportunity for hospital executives and supply chain leaders to provide their opinions on how to make supply chain extraordinary.”

Results from the 2012 survey will be tabulated by Marquette’s Center for Supply Chain Management and presented by Kowalski Consulting at the AHRMM12 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. The survey report will allow the field to examine the similarities and differences between the views of healthcare executives and supply chain leaders, of the challenges economic conditions and changes present to healthcare providers, and how supply chain management can help providers deal with those challenges.

About Marquette’s Center for Supply Chain Management
Housed in Marquette University’s College of Business Administration, the Center for Supply Chain Management provides real-world, hands-on learning experiences with the goal of transforming its students and, in turn, the broader business community. Located in the vibrant manufacturing and business services area of Milwaukee, the Center for Supply Chain Management has deep relationships with some of the world’s leading firms. Center faculty are engaged in active applied research projects that provide direct value to a variety of industries, including manufacturing and health care. And the Center for Supply Chain Management’s customized corporate and executive education programs serve the industry’s need for high-powered and talented senior-level professionals locally, regionally and globally.

About AHRMM
The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management is the leading national association for executives in the healthcare resource and materials management profession. A professional membership group of the American Hospital Association, AHRMM serves more than 4,200 active members. Founded in 1962, AHRMM prepares its members to contribute to the field and advance the profession through networking, education, recognition, and advocacy. For more information, visit http://www.ahrmm.org/.

Jamie C. Kowalski, FACHE, CEO, has been serving and helping advance the healthcare supply chain field and profession for more than 35 years. He has also been conducting national surveys on healthcare provider supply chain management and sharing the findings at the AHRMM Annual Conference & Exhibition and other venues since the mid-1980s. Mr. Kowalski received the George R. Gossett Leadership Award at the AHRMM Annual Conference in Boston, in 2011.